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Demystifying Data Science Day 2 Content: For Business Leaders & Practitioners

By Metis • August 21, 2019

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting our 3rd annual Demystifying Data Science live online conference. Day 2 was filled with talks and workshops geared toward an audience of Data-Focused Business Leaders and Practitioners. In this post, we'll briefly recap what happened on that day, including who spoke, what they discussed, and how you can access every recorded talk and workshop for learning on your own time.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Data Science Communication Skills

By Lara Kattan • August 10, 2019

Data scientists are often described as hybrids: part statistician, part computer scientist; part analyst, part strategist. But while we focus on the myriad technical skills that a data scientist should possess, we often overlook one of the foundational skills (without which the whole edifice falls apart): communication skills. In this post, read three tips for improving your professional communication skills.

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Data Science Salon Miami Speakers Discuss Major AI Trends Affecting Their Industries

By Metis • August 07, 2019

In this guest post, read how some of the speakers at FormulatedBy's upcoming Data Science Salon Miami event think about major AI trends affecting their industries.

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How Complicated is the Data Science Population? A Comprehensive Look at IBM, McKinsey, & LinkedIn Reports

By Metis • July 30, 2019

In this guest post from IADSS, read about extensive research being done with the goal of proposing industry standards for the data analytics profession.

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How to Learn Data Science Quickly and Effectively

By Metis • July 16, 2019

There’s no shortage of discussion in the data science community about WHERE to best learn data science. However, there’s precious little discussion of a topic that’s arguably more important: HOW to learn data science. In this guest post from Dataquest, read about the 3 crucial things you need to do no matter where you're learning.

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How the Data Science for Social Good Model Guided this Grad's Career Path

By Emily Wilson • July 12, 2019

Considering her career path and where she is now, it’s remarkable to think that Tiffany Moeller has never taken a college-level math course. Read how she went from earning a degree in counseling to finding her way into data science and engineering, all the while finding motivation from the idea of using data for social good.

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New: Advancing Women in Data Science Scholarship in Seattle & Chicago

By Metis • July 12, 2019

Our brand new Advancing Women in Data Science Scholarship is for women, trans, and non-binary aspiring data scientists who wish to attend our Data Science Bootcamp in either Seattle or Chicago. There are two full-tuition scholarships available in each city for the Fall 2019 bootcamp - apply by July 29th!

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Demystifying Data Science Day 1: For Aspiring Data Scientists

By Metis • July 09, 2019

On the first day of our upcoming Demystifying Data Science live online conference, hear 8 talks + 3 interactive workshops, all designed for Aspiring Data Scientists so they can demystify data science by discussing the training, tools, and career path to one of the most in-demand jobs in the world. In this post, check out a preview of just some of what's to come on Day 1, and start planning so you can take it all in.

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Made at Metis: Recommendation Systems for Making Meals + Choosing Beer

By Emily Wilson • July 08, 2019

This post features two final projects from recent graduates of our data science bootcamp. Take a look at what's possible to create in just 12 weeks, including a meal recommendation app based on the produce you have at home + a recommendation engine to help you choose your next favorite beer.

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Bootcamp Grad Finds a Home at the Intersection of Data & Journalism

By Emily Wilson • July 03, 2019

Bootcamp graduate Jeff Kao knows that we’re living in a time of heightened media distrust – and that’s precisely why he relishes his job in the media. “It's heartening to work at an organization that cares so much about producing excellent work,” he said of the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, where he works as a Computational Journalist. Read Kao's full story here.